OAKVILLE, Ontario (July 24, 2016) -- It wasn't the final day that Arizona State senior Jared du Toit was looking for, but it certainly was an RBC Canadian Open week to remember. Despite battling bronchitis all week long du Toit began the final round at Glen Abbey Golf Club one-stroke off the lead, before finishing 9-under and three-strokes behind winner Jhonattan Vegas.
The Kimberley, British Columbia resident started the day seeking to become the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event in 25 years and the first Canadian to win the RBC Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher in 1954.
Playing alongside 54-hole leader Brandt Snedeker, du Toit shot a final round 1-under 71, his fourth under-par round of the week, to finish in a tie for ninth. In the first three rounds the top-ranked Canuck amateur posted scores of 67-70-71.
After starting slowly with three bogeys and one birdie in his first 10 holes, du Toit steadied down the stretch with three birdies during his last seven holes.
The birdies came on Nos. 11, 16 and 18. On the closing hole the Canadian National team member looked as if he was going to eagle the hole for a second straight day, only to see the putt just slide by.
One other amateur, Garrett Rank, made the cut at the RBC Canadian Open. Rank, an NHL referee, was 3-under following his first round and finished 8-over and tied for 77th.